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Are Withdrawal Symptoms Dangerous?

August 27, 2021 8:15 am Published by
Withdrawal symptoms present as the physical and mental symptoms that occur during a period of lowered or no substance abuse. Depending on the substance of abuse, symptoms can vary. However, withdrawal symptoms are dangerous, requiring medical care to prevent life-threatening effects.  However, on average alcohol and drug withdrawal will have three main stages following your Read The Full Article…...
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The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

May 27, 2021 12:57 pm Published by
In many instances of addiction, our substance abuse and maladaptive behaviors are byproducts of trauma. Unfortunate as it is, most of us go through some sort of traumatic experience, and as a result, most of us react with instinctive, emotion-based behaviors.  While the symptoms triggered by trauma typically pass, some people find themselves struggling to Read The Full Article…...
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Can My Family Visit Me In Rehab?

March 29, 2021 10:21 am Published by
As guests integrate evidence-based practices into their routine, they start to heal and begin their recovery. As a result, recovery provides perspective and clarity that encourages guests to rekindle their relationships with loved ones. For this reason, guests often wonder if they have the option of a family visit in rehab.  During treatment, guests navigate Read The Full Article…...
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How To Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

January 5, 2021 10:00 am Published by
There are a lot of rumors and false claims surrounding COVID-19 cures. However, there are many everyday preventative measures that you can take in order to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. It is vital to practice safety precautions to protect yourself, your loved ones, and others so that the COVID-19 global pandemic can finally Read The Full Article…...
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Resolve in Addiction Recovery 

December 29, 2020 11:30 am Published by
New Year’s Resolution Whether your 2021 New Year’s resolution is to begin your recovery journey or continue your sobriety for another year to come, your decision is commendable. After all, the first step to solving a problem is acknowledging there is a problem. The second step is to have the willpower to make a plan Read The Full Article…...
Pre-Sobriety Fears

Top 5 Pre-Sobriety Fears

November 2, 2020 1:24 pm Published by
I was talking with a friend in AA, trying to figure out why people suffering from substance abuse disorder delay their recovery. Then I realized, a big part of that hesitation is fear.  After mulling this information over, I compiled a comprehensive list of the Top 5 Pre-Sobriety Fears. While acknowledging the general motivations behind Read The Full Article…...
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Recovering while Parenting Children

October 9, 2019 8:47 pm Published by
There are many things we can learn from flying in a plane. One is the safest way guardians can parent their children. I’m referring to the Federal Aviation Administration’s mandate that before taking off, flight attendants must show and tell how the emergency oxygen features of the plane work. It goes something like this: In Read The Full Article…...
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Recovery Is Keeping Problem Solving Simple

August 6, 2019 4:12 pm Published by
Good problem solving involves simplifying the issue until you can identify what the really crucial point is, and then doing what’s necessary to resolve that point. Problem-solving also involves letting go of what’s past and done with and can’t be changed. Bad problem solving means obscuring the real issue with egotistical worries and invented fears, Read The Full Article…...
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Can We Control Our Emotions?

July 29, 2019 3:36 pm Published by
That fact is, we can’t control our emotions. Can you accurately and consistently predict how you will feel next Tuesday? Does telling yourself to be confident always make you feel confident? Does someone yelling at you always make you mad? The answer to these questions is no. What Can You Do About Emotion? The absolute Read The Full Article…...